To keep you posted on latest developments in Bulgaria, here is up-to-date news reported by Sofia News Agency.

Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova: 'We are Preparing the Construction of 4 New Stations on the 3rd Subway Line'

''Next week, we are preparing to build four new stations on the third subway line.'' This is what Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova said in the show "The Day begins with Georgi Lyubenov" on BNT.

"In June, the actual building activity will actually start, "explained the mayor of Sofia. According to her next week, the opening of Patriarch Evtimii Blvd will begin. "There will be tightness right next to the stations, so they can be finished. September 2019, we expect another 12 km of new metro, "she added.

The Mayor of Sofia also commented on the information that the yellow paves in the center of the city would be removed. Fandakova was categorical that they would remain. "Removing them is a misunderstanding, a speculation. They have cultural value, "said Yordanka Fandakova.

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Croatia's Foreign Minister to Visit Sofia Today

Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Davor Ivo Stier is having today a marathon of meetings in Sofia on issues of bilateral interest, economic cooperation, interaction within international organizations, the European agenda and the situation in the Balkans, reported BNR.

Besides his talk with Vice Premier and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, the guest will also speak with President Rumen Radev, Chair of Parliament Dimitar Glavchev, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Minister for Bulgarian EU Presidency Lilyana Pavlova.

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Sofia Hosts World Congress in Viticulture and Winemaking

In the period May 29 Ė June 2 Sofia hosts a world congress in viticulture and winemaking, reported BNR.

Bulgaria has been selected among 5 other applicants, Spain and Italy among those.

The current 40th edition of the forum is expected to take decisions which will determine essential moves in wine industry globally.

Representatives of all the member-states of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) are taking part in the forum.

The guests will have their chance to get acquainted with and taste the production of Bulgarian winemakers within key winemaking regions of Bulgaria.

These lands produced wine yet during the Thracian period and today the country is the 6th largest exporter of wine globally.

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27 Arrested Right Before Levski-CSKA Match

A total of 27 fans were arrested right before the start of the football game between the teams of Levski and CSKA last night, reported BNR.

The traffic downtown Sofia had been stopped several times due to the match of the two teamsí fans.

Exclusive security measures had been taken around the stadium itself.†There was a†police presence spotted at all bus stops and public places downtown.

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Enhanced Security Measures in Sofia Due to Levski-CSKA Football Game Tonight

The Interior Ministry reports enhanced security measures due to the football match between the eternal rivals of Levski and CSKA at the Vasil Levski Stadium downtown Sofia at 6.30 pm today.

The police officers have received the task to prevent any incidents.

The fans of both teams shall be accompanied and guarded along two different routes to the stadium with the purpose of safety, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.

Minors shall be allowed only with an adult person accompanying them and with a written declaration signed.

No guns, bombs, knives, sticks, perfumes, umbrellas, etc. are allowed into the stadium.

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2 Border Officers Detained in Operation Against Illegal Migration at Sofia Airport

Bulgarian authorities have detained six people, including two border police officers, in an operation against illegal migration at the Sofia airport last night. Two others are foreigners who organised the canal, while the other two are people who sought to benefit from the scheme.

For the first time the authorities have revealed a canal for people trafficking through the airport. The scheme involved trafficking of illegal migrants from the Middle East through Bulgaria to the EU. These activities are a threat to the national security and Europe, prosecutor Ivan Geshev, head of the Specialised Prosecutorís Office, told journalists.

The fee was EUR 5 000 per person, while the fee for border police officers was BGN 4 000, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said.

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Code Yellow Warning Issued Over Heavy Rain in 18 Bulgarian Districts

Code yellow warning was issued over heavy rainfall in 18 districts in Bulgaria, according to the website of†the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

The warning applies for the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Lovech, Sofia region, Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Smolyan, Kardzhali, and Haskovo. The expected amounts of rainfall are between 10 and 20 litres per sq. m, in certain regions up to 40 litres per sq. m. In certain regions, it is possible for thunder to strike.

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4 People Dead, 15 Injured in Road Accidents During the Past Day

Four people have died in road accidents in Bulgaria during the past 24 hours, the press centre of the†Ministry of Interior†announced.†

A total of 15 road accidents occurred in the country, in which there were 15 people injured, while the lives of three others were in danger. In the capitol Sofia, a total of 132 minor and 3 serious road accidents occurred, in which 3 people were injured.

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